By suecsdy Latest Reply 2017-11-07 16:40:40 -0600
Started 2017-11-03 18:31:15 -0500

One of my Drs has prescribed phentermine for me for weight loss. The first month, only 15 mg per day. I think it's helping me say no to some of the things that I have a hard time with, When this prescription runs out, he'll give me the full dose. It did make me a little jittery at first but it seemed to assimilate quickly. I seem to have a little more energy (no, I'm not bouncing off the wall, but I am getting stuff done). I'm not so preoccupied with food. I've been taking it for about 3 weeks and I'm down 2 1/2 lbs. I'm sure that is mostly water as I was also wearing compression socks, but I'll take what I can get. The thyroid scare is over. I think the endo was surprised that everything returned to normal; I guess it wasn't the results he expected. I'm just grateful. Next Friday I have an EMG test scheduled and will get an updated report on my back. Then maybe I can relax and enjoy the holidays. It's usually my favorite time of year. This year I may even put up some decorations.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-11-05 15:42:30 -0600 Report

I was told not to ever take anything with "mine" because of my heart. I will not take any drugs to lose weight.

GabbyPA 2017-11-04 12:31:25 -0500 Report

I have not heard of this pill. I was told to steer clear of the "mine" kind of drugs, as they tend to make my heart pound out of my chest. I hope that the full dose gets you what you are looking for.

suecsdy 2017-11-04 17:24:06 -0500 Report

Gabby, I'm so desperate for some weight loss, I'll try anything. So far I haven't had any adverse reaction. Don't know what might happen with the full dose. I can't afford the newer weight loss drugs and of course, My ins doesn't support any weight loss drugs. (they'll pay thousands for surgery and the attendant aftercare, but not a little pill that might help me do it naturally). I refuse to have my stomach sliced and diced, so I'll just keep trying.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-11-05 15:47:55 -0600 Report

The one thing I have learned in life is that desperate people do desperate things. My doctor and I have discussed this and he will not give me anything to lose weight because he knows I am not going to take it.

While I need to lose more weight, it will happen with time. I am not a desperate kind of person. I had friends that have taken them and the side effects were rapid heartbeat, kidney problems that luckily cleared up once the drug was completely out of their system and nausea. I don't need to go through that to lose weight. I am totally happy with me.

suecsdy 2017-11-05 18:33:02 -0600 Report

Joyce, I'm tired of waiting for it to happen. Everyone tells me that. I'm careful with my diet, I exercise, and Nada, zip. I don't know if it's my metabolism or what. I'm willing to take the chance. If it doesn't work or I have a bad reaction. I'll stop. But I want to give it a try. I'll try to update if anything happens, good or bad. (Hoping for all good.)

suecsdy 2017-11-07 16:40:40 -0600 Report

Been taking it for a month, no dizziness etc. The last four I already had from gastritis . Doing much better now on Omeprazole. I've been on a low dose for a month now and it's helping. Not going to jinx it by saying how much. It's not official til I weigh in at my primary next month.

GabbyPA 2017-11-05 12:08:18 -0600 Report

Yeah, I am in the same boat, but I am my worst enemy. I do great for a while but never really have that ever lasting change. Don't get me wrong, I have lost a lot of weight since diagnosis, but I have so far to go, it does seem endless and I get weary. But I know when I am disciplined I move forward, so every time I get a little closer. My overall health is really more of my focus and loosing weight is part of that, but I'll be honest, it is a whole package and I am working all aspects. I try not to get in desperate mode, because that is when I try weird out there stuff, and that rarely sticks. I just have to keep eating right, exercising, fasting and still enjoy the journey.